Nov 10, 2013

Diet OKs Abe-linked NHK board picks, raising specter of potential bias

The Diet has confirmed government-chosen nominees for leadership posts at public organizations, including NHK, with the picks for the public broadcaster’s board of governors seen as having close ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, triggering speculation he is seeking to consolidate his influence in ...

Opposition seeks to oust LDP lawmaker as committee chair

/ May 8, 2013

Opposition seeks to oust LDP lawmaker as committee chair

Opposition parties submitted a resolution to the Diet on Tuesday to remove a senior ruling lawmaker as chairwoman of the Upper House Environment Committee because she extended a visit to China in April without their consensus, leading the committee to cancel a session. The ...